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Something in the works

Here’s one I’ve been working on.... any feedback or ideas

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me too remaster.mp3 (8.5 MB) 


pcrecord Tue, 01/19/2021 - 05:08

I like the arrangement, very nice ambiance..
The only bothering me is the agressive frequencies in the cymbals.. The could be level down but even then, the frequencies are harsh.
I'm wandering if you hear them on your side. Did you use a lot of foam in your room, most foam will absorbe frequencies above 1k and will throw of the frequency balance of your room..

Anyway, as a demo to show your work, it's fantastic..
Good job !!

Link555 Tue, 01/19/2021 - 06:03

If want to mellow it try a dynamic closer to the snare. I never have much luck with condensers above the snare. THe Sm57 or the 421 seems to be where my ear leads me.

pcrecord Tue, 01/19/2021 - 08:28

Bonecrusher1, post: 466888, member: 52275 wrote:
Not rigid fiberglass but 2” thick mineral wool wrapped in fabric inside frames. Room was pretty much an echo chamber it’s quite dead

This is a lot better than having walls full of thin foam.. but the more I listen to it, the more I thinks it's the mic/instrument combinaison that makes the HF harsh.. Testing with a sm57 mais resolve the issue.. or if you have no other choice, you could use a deesser one the OV tracks to controle the frequencies between 3k and 12k.
Another thing, you could turned the OV mics so they don't point directly at the cymbals.. Usually sound coming at an angle will have a bit less HF..

Davedog Tue, 01/19/2021 - 11:00

I find that with a room thats a box that an X/Y on the overheads is a better setup rather than coincidental.

And for what it's worth....I never use overheads to "pickup" individual cymbals but rather as a way of creating a feeling of space around the kit. If you want to "pickup" a specific cymbal mic it from underneath and angle it for tone.